Well it was a year ago today that I decided to join DT and start submitting - for the first time - images to stock image sites, below is a brief reflection of my activities over the past year here at DT...
To start with a few days ago I posted a blog - $7 in four days, I can do it!- stating that I had about 4 days left to go before I reached my first $100-00 sales mark, well I can gladly say that today on my first birthday here at DT a sale of this image
pushed me just over my first $100 mark and is obviously the highlight of my year in reflection.
410 accepted images online
Acceptance ratio of 52.4% (Would be higher if I did not like wildlife so much)
115 sales at a RPD of $0.87 and average sales of $8.35 P/M (Ok dont laugh)
As stated just over $100-00 in earnings (Ok, dont laugh again)
2 Assignment images accepted - I still have one more pending (for me another highlight)
2 level 5 images, and 3 level 2 images.
My most successful image to date being -
Alas, still no Editors Choice :0( On this point, its amazing how when submitting an image, you think to yourself this could be the one the editors like and give the elusive stamp of approval for an editors choice, then the image is not even accepted, let alone given any accolades :0) Ever happen to you?
All in all, I feel that my year here has been if not entirely successful in terms of sales, a great learning opportunity. One that I hope will see me grow and adapt to stock orientated images and continue to grow in the DT community.
Thanks again to all involved in the running of DT, to friends and the community here, and as always most of all to the people that have purchased any of my images thus far.
Happy Birthday to me!
Hi Yuri, thanks for the wishes, you have some really good images in your PF, very creative, I am sure you will do very well here, best of luck and let us know how it goes :0)
well...thanks for share your experience untill now,I just started mine here so I'll see where I'll be by this (one year) time
too late for the wishes,but hope you had a good one
Thanks Patrick, hope you like the image, will return the favour bud!
As promised … [imgr]10339575[/imgr]
Hey Patrick, thanks for the kind wishes and the support through the year here as always it appreciated. Thanks for the offer to buy one of my images, hopefully it can be of some use.
Keep up the effort … it does start to reap better & faster rewards as the time goes by …
MicroStock never made any fast millionaires, but it surely helps that our Rand is so much weaker a currency than the USD.
I firmly believe in supporting fellow photographers, so in celebration of your latest milestone I will be selecting an image from your portflio and purchase it … not for any reason, other than to say … keep up the good work.
Hi Catarii, thanks, I plan to be here for some time and hope to continue enjoying it, this will be as long as I can still sell my images. I will have to buy a cake and take a pic but probably for my next DT birthday ;)
Hi Gabriel, thanks for the kind wishes, and yes you did tell me I would make it :0)
Eclectic, keep them coming, it is not always easy in the beginning but as I said it has been a learning curve as I am sure it was for you. I too made mistakes in the beginning because I did not really know the criteria here but one learns fast in order to adapt.
Congratulations! You have done much better than I have in one year. I am trying to get my acceptance ration higher (it is pretty low because I submitted a bunch of mistakes in the beginning when I didn't know any better and I am still trying to recover from that.)
Happy DT b-day !Congratulations for your portfolio and wish you luck in Assignments and here on DT!(I told you u will make it 100$) :) Best wishes,Gabriel
Happy DT Day! I hope you will enjoy staying with us the years that will come. And we wanna see a picture of the cake and candles ;)
Thanks Joe and Karen :-)
I'd say that's one successful year! Congrats and all the best! - Joe
Hey Keki, thanks yes I made it within time so I am happy. Looking forward to the next year here and even sooner the next $100.
Wahey!!!! you made it :) a big WELL DONE!! :) best of luck for your next year!
Thanks Maen, as always your comments are welcome.
Carolyn, thanks for the slice of birthday cake ;)
Hi Richard, thanks for the comments and I will keep uploading and trying to be diverse in my PF. I am not that concerned with editors choice image, was just trying to make my blog light hearted otherwise would be too boring :0)
Nice work and more sales ahead.
[imgl]8420229[/imgl] Happy DT Day! I hope you have many more uploads and downloads in the coming year :0)